Thursday, May 29, 2014

Complimentary Webinar: Bringing hope with a multifaceted approach to Autism/ASD

Is Autism/ASD a brain based disorder that is unchangeable and lifelong or can a significant portion of the symptoms be caused by problems originating outside of the brain? Could genetic vulnerability along with environmental toxins, leaky gut, food intolerance, combined with deficiencies in important vitamins and minerals be the causal factors of the disorder? If so, then what steps can be taken to mediate the symptoms and improve life for the autistic child and caregivers?  Is there something that can be done for your child beyond eliminating gluten and casein?

To understand the variety of factors that contribute to the development of autism and the many options of determining the best treatment,  please join me for a complimentary webinar that I'm presenting on Thursday, June 19th at 12:00 noon and 7 P.M. PST. This presentation will give parents and caregivers new tools, understanding and hope. Please click on the links below to register.

12:00 noon:

 7:00 P.M.:

Please invite anyone you know who has a loved one with autism.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Cooking Class: It's Picnic Time!

Fun, Easy, Gluten Free, Vegetarian eats that will impress and
satisfy your finicky eaters.  Easy to pack up and take with you to a concert, to the beach, or enjoy alfresco

 Figs with Goat Cheese

Raw Tarragon Asparagus Soup

Sweet Potato/Portobello Sliders

Quick Coleslaw

Fresh Berries with Raw Cacao Macaroons

This sumptuous menu features dishes that are quick, easy, delicious, and will make everyone feel good from the inside out.

Date & Time: Saturday June 7th, 12:30-2:30 PM
Location:  The beautiful Blue Heron Studio in Laguna Canyon
 $60 per person/$110 per couple
Make your reservation by Saturday May 17th and save $10!

To make your reservation, please e-mail or call 949-370-9843.  Credit cards are accepted.

Ingredients are organic and carefully hand picked.  Although you will experience some hands on, my classes are more in the format of a cooking demo.

  • Space is limited to 12 Guests so please register early to ensure your place at the table.  Payment received reserves your spot.
  • Because of the nature of the class, the fee is nonrefundable but is transferable.
  • Classes are casual and always lots of fun!
Menu is subject to change depending on availability of ingredients.
Blue Heron Portal Studio, 3337 Laguna Canyon Rd. A, Laguna Beach, 92651:

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cancer Protective Cocktail w/Energy Boosting Power

Spices...ancient treasure

Those innocent spice jars sitting in your cupboard don’t do much to reveal their incredible history. Did you know that nutmeg was once worth more by weight than gold? That in the 16th century, London dockworkers were paid their bonuses in cloves? That in 410 AD, when the Visigoths captured Rome, they demanded 3,000 pounds of peppercorns as ransom?
Spices, which today are inexpensive and widely available, were once very tightly guarded and generated immense wealth for those who controlled them.  They still have the ability to generate immense wealth in terms of buying health and well being.  There is treasure in your cupboards and one that holds immense healing power, is turmeric. Turmeric is what gives curry its vibrant color and is part of the curcumin family.  
I consider turmeric, 'Head to Toe' protection, with its anti-inflammatory properties. It has been shown to reduce joint swelling and free radical damage to joints.  This ability to reduce free radicals also plays an important role in reducing many types of cancers, including prostate, colon, breast, skin and lung.  It also helps to turn on our own body's powerful cancer fighting agent and anti-oxidant, called glutathione. All of this also points to brain protection resulting in less dementia, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's.  The wonderful little morning cocktail that is listed below has turmeric along with four other ingredients that will give you a jump start as well as protection from head to toe.
Cancer Protective Cocktail Recipe
This wonderful cleansing and protective drink, is best first thing in the morning.  Use it to wake up the adrenal glands for energy and to start the natural daily cleansing process.  It's surprisingly tasty, almost like drinking a broth.  ( If you miss getting it in the AM, then make it a part of your mid afternoon)

1 Whole Lemon
8 oz Warm Filtered Water
 Bee Pollen*
1 tsp Coconut Oil
1/8 tsp Turmeric
pinch of Real Salt

Fresh Lemon: Helps the elimination and cleansing process, soothes the digestive system, helps to reduce nausea and neutralizes heartburn.

  Bee Pollen

 Bee Pollen: is full of amino acids, B vitamins, enzymes and minerals.  It's great for our skin, digestive system, and energy.  The proper amount to take will vary per person. It's best to start out with a pinch and then work up to 2 tsp.

Coconut oil: is a wonderful source of a fat that soothes and heal the digestive tract. It has antibacterial properties, loves your skin and can greatly increase the absorption of the turmeric which is fat soluble.

Real Salt: This is actually a brand name for a great salt that is not bleached and is chock full of minerals.  The salt, especially first thing in the morning, will give your adrenals a nudge to get going.